Hello my lovelies!
I’ve been reading about Art Journaling, and how it doesn’t have to be perfect or done “by the rules”, and to tell you the truth, I found out that it is absolutely true! Well of course it’s true, people who are doing it for a long time surely know what they are talking about, but since I’m new in that area, it took me some time to figure it out. But now I know, and now I can have so much fun playing with my journals and albums.
As I told you before, I can’t draw or paint. And it’s true. But I don’t have a problem with that, because I know that I can’t be good in everything. I weave and I make books and journals, and that’s “my thing”. But I sure can have fun with paint and express my feelings in the way I like. I also found over the time that my scrapbooking and art journaling are connected, which is probably absolutely normal for other people, but as I said, I have been learning and exploring over the past few years, and it makes me happy to finally find my way through all that.
I started making an album over a year ago, and I had a theme – black, white and purple. Then, I kinda stopped, like I didn’t know what to do next. And it may be strange because I have made so many albums for other people since then, but my album was just sitting there, waiting for me to continue working on it. Then, I heard about Art Journal, so I wanted to see what that is. I started to draw, it was horrible, I got frustrated and didn’t want to do it any more. And that story continued for some time – trying, not liking it, and so on.
But then, it came to me that I should let my self (or my journal, or both) be imperfect, messy, or what ever, and that’s when I began to really enjoy it. I am certain that it is good for me, as I always seek perfection in my work, especially in pieces I sell, but we all have to let go of those expectations and rules and perfection, and just have fun!
I also love to recycle, reuse, I like to find a way to make something out of nothing, and now I can do that in my journals.
So here are a few pages from my (still unfinished) scrapbook/journal/junk journal:
Some pages are finished, some still need finishing touches, or some journaling, and not to mention how I don’t care about the color scheme anymore, and I love it! I feel so happy that I’ve let my self make an imperfect album! 🙂
And my Art Journal is like that too! Here are some pages I did lately:
And it also made me more confident to show you all this, because I am my worst critic and I used to be very shy in showing my imperfect journals. But I am not anymore! 🙂